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by ducadini
Thu May 17, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Clutch basket bearings.
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Clutch basket bearings.

We all know that manufacturing in those wasn't Always upto the standard we use today. I think it is plausible that with a crankgear a bit worn, a drumbasketgear a bit worn and the distance between crank and inshaft a tad to the maximum tolerance and a set of not too fresh bearings, the drum could be...
by ducadini
Sun May 13, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Non Bevel Drive Engines > Cucciolo, Scooters, Overhead Valve, 2-Stroke
Topic: Ducati Brio 100 almost finished
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Ducati Brio 100 almost finished

Nice work :-D
Never seen a REALLY good Brio in the flesh, even over here in Europe.
Post some pics of the rubbers and we can try to source them.

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Sun May 13, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Lucky Canadian
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Lucky Canadian

You Lucky ,euh, guy :-D :-D
Never too old to begin a relationship with a Ducati and even if it has wirewheels, with a slightly modified seat You have a comfortable bike that goes like a Ducati : fast and noisy :-D :-D

Happy to help out with owners-info and more.

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Marzocchi Shocks
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Marzocchi Shocks

About the cap : on the lathe I made a cilinder, two holes drilled and tapped (IIRC M4) at the same distance of the holes in the cap. Two bolts that protrude a few mm and welded a 17mm nut on top so that You can pushdown and turn it loose at the same time. Don't have it around here :cry: About the po...
by ducadini
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Advice For Kickshaft Seal Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Advice For Kickshaft Seal Replacement

Since this shaft (and the gear on it) is above the highest oil-level, it is plausible that excessive crankcasepressure triggered the leak.
Minimum diameter of the tube is the ID of the black piece above the crankcase.

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Recomish Help for SSD
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: Recomish Help for SSD

Is it just the wiring harness You need to reposition or all the parts ?
Don't think there's that much room to move the wiring around and connect all the dots ?
Isn't there anything in the manual ?

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: 140 tire in Darmah swingarm
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: 140 tire in Darmah swingarm

I've had a 140/70-18 Michelin TV on a 3.50 Akront in my Darmah.
And later a 160/60-16 on a 4.25 Montjuic Akront but here I had to modify the carrier and sprocket for a few mm to avoid chain-tire contact.

have fun
ducadini
by ducadini
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: SS desmo cams in GTS motor
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: SS desmo cams in GTS motor

I have a set SS cams that are "modified" for spring-use. The holes in the closer-lobes are welded so all oil goes to the openers. You will have to fit desmo-opener-rockers and they WILL wear fast. You CERTAINLY won't be able to rev it to 8500 without risk with the standard springs. Don't know about ...
by ducadini
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Rotating cams during desmo valve adjustment
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: Rotating cams during desmo valve adjustment

I always took the engine out and the heads off. No fuss. But yes, I needed a second pair of hands to take it out and put it back in and a set of new o-rings. Gives you the chance to clean and inspect other stuff also. Didn't want to go the path of removing those bevels when I put so much time in get...
by ducadini
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: WTB engine crankcase MHR 900
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: WTB engine crankcase MHR 900

So You mean the Bosch case with a 086 number ?
Or is a 900 also oke ?

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Non Bevel Drive Engines > Cucciolo, Scooters, Overhead Valve, 2-Stroke
Topic: Anyone parting out a Ducati Brio?
Replies: 1
Views: 900

Re: Anyone parting out a Ducati Brio?

Even in Italy they are scarce and so are good parts.
The engine shares parts with other Ducati smokers :-D and of those You can still find NOS.

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Ducati 860 GT Bevel gear lash
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Ducati 860 GT Bevel gear lash

And if those two options don't work : I (think) I have four sets of spring-cams lying someplace ( also spelunking :-D ) but I don't know what type. So I think there are two types of 860 and 750. Different groundcircles and lobes, probably because of the shims/screw adjustment. Not new but in good co...
by ducadini
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Chain links or endless chain
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Chain links or endless chain

In the +40 years of riding and racing Ducati (and other bikes), I only once had a mishap with the chainlink. No disaster, the chain just ran off the while pushing the bike to the start line (THAT would've been an event :lol: :lol: ) Later we found out that my "mechanic/girlfriend/catering" had leane...
by ducadini
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: 76 750ss wheel hub finish
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: 76 750ss wheel hub finish

I pulled the 4777's apart, cleaned the rims and blasted the hubs. Then they went away for polishing (the rims) and then everything went into the anodizing bath. Hubs were a darker grey and the rims were a bit dull (due to the anodizing). Some MG ss spokes and everything was good for life :shock: :sh...
by ducadini
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860Gt intake port flash - anybody seen this?
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: 860Gt intake port flash - anybody seen this?

AND in the middle of the "anni di piombo" , the lead years. Heavy fighting and lots of lead spent wrong. I guess it could make a man wondering what was going on out there while he was at work. Still seems strange that there was so much material left in that place. IIRC the heads were produced on 1 m...

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